Sep 04 2021


By |2021-09-05T20:53:27-04:00September 4th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

She had me at "I have returned and it begins!" The opening salvo of the Huntington production of HURRICANE DIANE couldn't be more spot-on. Not only is it the first production of the Huntington's 40th season, but the first inside any Boston theater since spring 2020 when the world as we knew it shut down. [...]

Aug 10 2021


By |2021-08-10T10:44:26-04:00August 10th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

You gotta love a play whose opening line is "Where's the fennel?" and whose climax turns on a signature dish of scallops. This foodie/theater critic just ate it up. "SEARED" is the Gloucester Stage's third production outdoors at the Windhover Performing Arts Center, a collection of rustic cabins and a stage set under a canopy [...]

Aug 02 2021


By |2021-08-07T12:01:07-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

What could be more fitting for this summer's FREE annual Commonwealth Shakespeare production on the common, than THE TEMPEST? In a season of storms: climatic, pandemic, and politic, and their cross currents: moral ambiguity, familial friction, and racial strife, the brilliant John Douglas Thompson and company deliver a masterpiece of rough magic and earthy wisdom [...]

Jun 15 2021

MOVIE: “In The Heights”

By |2021-06-16T09:44:15-04:00June 15th, 2021|Movies, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

Seven years before the Pulitzer Prize-winning global phenomenon that is HAMILTON opened on Broadway in 2015 and blew the roof off staged musicals forever, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway musical the Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS opened in the same theater in 2008. Now, like "Hamilton," it's also a movie, a glorious movie more powerful [...]

Jun 02 2021

THEATER: chekhovOS/an experimental game/

By |2021-06-03T10:15:50-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

This is the best virtual theater I've seen all pandemic: chekhovOS/an experimental game/.  Conceived and directed by Arlekin Players Theatre founder and artistic director Igor Golyak, this production melds live and pre-taped theater, video, film, and gaming technology into a hybrid that unlocks a new way of understanding the world of Chekhov's plays, even as [...]

May 27 2021


By |2021-05-27T14:34:28-04:00May 27th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

BLACK BEANS PROJECT the latest virtual undertaking presented by The Huntington is a delicious digital offering and one of the most effective theater experiences offered in a medium tough to scale for theater-goers craving intimacy and drama.  This world premiere one act, two-hander created by Huntington artist-in-residence and Elliot Norton Prize-winner Melinda Lopez and Joel [...]

Apr 15 2021

THEATER/ HYPE MAN: a break beat play

By |2021-04-15T12:15:34-04:00April 15th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

I raved about HYPE MAN: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin at its 2018 world premiere directed onstage by Company One's artistic director Shawn LaCount.  Now, as George Floyd haunts and Daunte Wright brings us to flash point again, this urgent piece of theater brings a too familiar tragedy right to our screens and [...]

Dec 23 2020


By |2020-12-23T16:20:55-04:00December 23rd, 2020|Dance, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

The two events I recommend here are among the most joyous presentations of the season, and are just as, if not more effective in virtual form! One marks its 5oth ANNIVERSARY this year, that medieval pageant celebrating the winter solstice known as THE CHRISTMAS REVELS. The second has been a classic on page, stage, and [...]

Nov 30 2020


By |2020-11-30T14:01:50-04:00November 30th, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

As the pandemic rages over the holidays, we are anchored at home to our screens. And despite plenty to stream (if you are lucky enough to have homes and screens) there has been no live theater. But here's JAMES CORDEN & a few "friends" to the rescue. WATCH THE FOLLOWING SEGMENT from his nightly show [...]

Sep 26 2020


By |2020-11-02T17:47:02-04:00September 26th, 2020|Joyce's Choices, Movies, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|4 Comments

What a time, what a year. I wanted to let everyone who follows my site know that my mother Alice Kulhawik passed away this week peacefully overnight in her sleep at the age of 92. She died on the solstice, the first day of fall, a time of transition. I saw her just the week [...]